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DOCUMENTATION MISTAKES THAT CAN UNDERMINE YOU

Document. Document. Document. When faced with a claim or lawsuit, documentation can make or break an employer’s defense. Often, no documentation is the issue and that can be fatal. No documentation makes it appear that the employer did not care enough to make a note of what was going on – or worse, that the […]

NAE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2019 HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Nominate an outstanding HR Professional for our 2019 HR Professional of the Year Award! Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) is accepting nominations for our 2019 HR Professional of the Year. This award is given out to recognize and honor excellence in Human Resources. Do you know someone who is an outstanding HR professional? Is there someone whose […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Ashley Staab “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt We have seen the number of calls for sensitivity or diversity training increase in the past year. While we are training more companies on topics like Workplace Harassment and Reasonable Suspicion, there is a growing need for […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR It’s 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is President. America is unionizing, it’s “depressed,” and there’s a New Deal on the table. Immersed within this monumental piece of legislation was the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA introduced some important wage and hour concepts that had not existed before; all of which […]

PREPARING FOR EEO-1 PAY DATA REPORTING CHANGES

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have until April 3rd to advise whether employers will have to report pay information along with the standard demographic information in the annual EEO-1 report. Businesses with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees are required to […]

DOL PROPOSES CHANGE TO OVERTIME RULE; INCREASES SALARY THRESHOLD

As we have been advising for the last several years, the Department of Labor has been considering an update to the overtime threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Many anticipated we would see the change sometime this year. On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor issued its proposed rule which, if adopted, would […]

DID YOU KNOW?

By: Ashley Staab “We are hiring an intern and they have documents I haven’t seen before. What do I do?” This is an example of the type of questions we start getting this time of year. Businesses are getting their interns lined up for the summer. As we are looking forward to warmer weather and […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Nevada is experiencing some impressive economic growth these days. While this is good for our economy, it does present some problems, such as our current labor shortage. One thing we hear over and over again is a cry for help – literally. Once the help is hired, we again receive the […]

MEETING YOUR OBLIGATIONS WHEN EMPLOYEES DISAPPEAR

An employer’s obligations under the law do not go away just because an employee does. Whether the employee has left the company or has “ghosted” you while still on the payroll, your obligations as an employer do not change. Final Paycheck Requirements Federal law provides no guidance on how or when a final paycheck must […]

BACKGROUND CHECK DISCLOSURE – NEW GUIDANCE FROM 9TH CIRCUIT

Employers who operate in the Ninth Circuit (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) should take a moment to review their Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosures and authorizations to ensure they are in compliance with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s recent decision. FCRA’s Disclosure Requirements The FCRA requires, among other […]

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